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Re: more questions
Poster: Karen@stierbach.atlantia.sca.org (Larsdatter, Karen )
Kari Kyst got inquisitive, too:
> Here are some other questions I have if anyone has answers :)
> 1) Other than stocks, pillories, hangings and decapitation, what other
> tortures were publically used
> during the reign of Henry VII through Eliz I?
Oh, gosh, where to begin? ;) Burning was also a real popular
death sentence in England between the reign of Hank 8 and Liz 1
... and tortures! Let's see, there's the rack, for one ...
> 2) How were women of all class levels treated during this period? Virtual
> slaves, decoration or as an intellegent human?
Again, it kinda depends on who you're talking about. Saying that
"women were treated _thus_" during this period, without specifying
anything about situation, class, time period, or occupation is as
broad (and as wrong) as saying that "medieval food tasted like
> 3) How many gaurds do you SUPPOSE a prisoner in the Tower of London would have
> assigned to them if they were allowed to roam about? Or, would they have been
> given no gaurds and been trusted to stay within the Tower?
Oh yeah, that woulda worked ... "These are your apartments in the
Tower. Now ... STAY!" ;)
Even Henry VI was pretty well guarded, I imagine ... dunno the
'zact number of guards though ...
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